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Internships.com Answers: Can employers find me in a search?

March 21, 2011

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You can change how you show up on Internships.com by visiting the Profile Settings window.

One of the things that makes Internships.com such an innovative place to find internships is that we promote engagement from all sides: educators, students and employers.

On most job boards, employers put up jobs and job seekers apply to them. The freedom of choice (and all the work) is on the shoulders of the people who want to get hired.

Over here, we figure things get done quicker when everybody takes action. By default, when you fill out an Internships.com profile, a partial view of your resume will show up when employers search for someone with your kind of credentials. Employers must be logged in to our site and have an active, valid internship position available in order to see candidates’ information. And if you haven’t applied to the employer who’s searching for you, the only contact information they’ll see is your name, city and state.

But we also realize that some people would still prefer to hunt for internships on their own, and not to show up in searches. So we also give you that option.

To change your visibility settings, click ‘My Profile’ at the top left of the green bar when you’re logged into your student account. The, choose ‘Profile Settings.’ You’ll then be presented with a list of radio buttons that determine how much (and where) you’ll appear on Internships.com.

To hide your profile/resume from employer searches, switch the Profile option from ‘Shared’ to ‘Hide.’ Note that you can also reveal your full contact information to every searching employer with an internship position by switching your Contact Info setting from ‘Limited’ to ‘Full.’

If you have them, document attachments and videos can be managed the same way.

Remember: When you apply to an internship, the employer will be able to see your full profile, regardless of your privacy settings. If an employer seems suspicious or untrustworthy to you in any way, flag their posting and wait a couple days before you apply, so we’ll have time to investigate.

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Corey March 12, 2013 at 11:03 am

Why is the documents section grayed out?
It gives me two options:
Share — Show my uploaded files on applications to employers
Hide — Do not show uploaded files on my profile
yet I can choose neither.

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Synthia March 12, 2013 at 3:19 pm

Corey, have you already uploaded and saved a resume? You need to upload and save your resume before you are able to select whether you want to Share or Hide the uploaded document as an attachment. If you already have done that, then I”ll put you in touch with our Student Care team who can help you troubleshoot!

Synthia
Community Manager

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Eve March 14, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Hey, I can't seem to find the My Profile button.

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Synthia March 14, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Hi Eve,

The “My Profile” button has been replaced with “Resume” – same functionality, new name :) If you”re having any issues on the site, fill out the contact form here and someone from our Student Care team will help you out: internships.com/help

Synthia

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